Press Release
Inceptia and NerdWallet Release Great Advice for Parents

Lincoln, Neb. (August 29, 2018) – For the third consecutive year, Nebraska nonprofit Inceptia and personal finance company NerdWallet have partnered to create a free e-guide, "Great Advice for Parents." The guide, which features a collection of articles from NerdWallet’s experts, is intended to provide parents and students with valuable information regarding college planning and finances.


"It’s never too early to sit down with your high school-aged child and make money a common, healthy topic of conversation, rather than something to be avoided," says Brianna McGurran, student loans expert with NerdWallet. "They will soon be making major life and financial decisions that will shape their future. We want them to be as prepared as possible when they step into the real world."


This year’s guide focuses on connecting college choice with college cost, and how to borrow wisely. "Students leaving college are telling us they wish they had made better choices, or that they don’t remember student loan entrance counseling" says Carissa Uhlman, vice president of student success at Inceptia. "If we can help students and families have these conversations now, they can make better-informed decisions regarding college-fit and student debt."


The 2018 edition of Great Advice for Parents contains articles that focus on three distinct areas:

  • Choosing the right school
  • Having "the money talk"
  • Student loan lowdown


“Great Advice for Parents” is also meant to be a useful resource for high school educators, counselors, coaches, and mentors, as well as other nonprofit organizations that assist students and families in preparing for college. It is available for free download or may be shared with students and families through our downloadable Great Advice for Parents flyer.


Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year, we help more than 278,000 students learn how to pay for college, borrow wisely, resolve their delinquency issues, and repay their student loan obligations. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students.


NerdWallet is on a mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. As a personal finance website and app, NerdWallet provides consumers with personalized, unbiased advice so they can make smart money moves. From finding the best credit card to buying a house to investing their next dollar, and more, NerdWallet is there to help consumers make financial decisions with confidence. Consumers have free access to our expert content, tools and tailored advice that help them stay on top of their finances, and save them time and money, giving them the freedom to do more. For more information, visit